Top 10 Reasons Why Speaker McCarthy’s Work Requirements Are Bad for Medicaid

Executive Summary

House of Representatives Speaker McCarthy recently released his long-awaited bill to address the debt ceiling. As expected, he included a provision to impose work requirements on Medicaid enrollees. Work requirements act as a wolf in sheep’s clothing – they may sound like a good idea to some people but they generate a morass of paperwork and documentation requirements, add costs for states to administer, and leave too many – including older adults and people with disabilities — without any health care coverage at all.

This fact sheet looks at the Top 10 Reasons why McCarthy’s work requirements provision is bad for Medicaid.

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